Alice was born in Duck Lake, SK. to Alfred and Adeline (nee Laframboise) Petit on October 19, 1925. She grew up and attended school in Duck Lake along with her six siblings. When World War II broke out, her father and older brothers all enlisted in the service. Alice was still too young to enlist in the service, but very shortly after her 18th birthday on November 4, 1943, Alice did enlist and was stationed in Calgary, Alta. She served in the army for the next two years and on November 7, 1945, she was discharged with the rank of Corporal. Mom had some great memories of being in the army and always said she missed the friendships and good times while serving.
Mom and Dad were married on July 11, 1946 and made their home in Duck Lake. They raised six children together, residing in Duck Lake, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. After Dad’s death in 1985, out of necessity, Mom had to learn to drive at the age of 60. It wasn’t long before she was zipping around town shopping and visiting family. Shortly thereafter, Mom returned to Duck Lake, where she resided on her own, in her late mother’s house until the age of 89, at which time she moved into the Goodwill Manor.
Mom loved to read and paint. She spent many hours upstairs in her house teaching herself how to paint. She busied herself with all her many grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. You never left her house without her not having asked you to eat something or just have a cup of tea, which was always at the ready. She was a wonderful cook and made the most delicious apple pie.
Mom was a devout Catholic and attended church regularly and volunteered when she was able. Her faith was her salvation, comfort, and strength throughout all her life. Our family was so fortunate to have had you in our lives for so long. May you finally rest in peace, we will miss you more than words can ever say.
Alice Marie is survived by three sons Walter (Lucille) Samuel, Duck Lake, SK; Kevin (Holly) Samuel, Prince Albert, SK; Keith (Janet) Samuel, Prince Albert, SK; three daughters, Sharon Wells, Duck Lake, SK; Linda (Ross) Broome, Prince Albert, SK, and Debbie (Reg) Nicolas, Duck Lake, SK; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband William Samuel; parents Alfred and Adeline (nee Laframboise) Petit; parents-in-law Thomas and Rose (nee LaPlante) Samuel; sisters, Bernadette (Ted) Fisher; Laura (Howard) Gihlstrom; four brothers, Marcel, Thomas, Donat, and Jean Marie Petit.
Private family interment at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Funk’s Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK (306)232-5245